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The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15. This was reported by the Cointelegraph.
Oil industry giants Shell and BP are among a group of firms planning to launch a blockchain platform to automate post-trade processes in the energy industry by the end of 2018. Reported in CoinDesk.
Great Lakes Science Center, a major museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment as of today, Nov. 13. Reported in the Cointelegraph.
The use cases for distributed ledger technology are on the rise, as evidenced by IBM’s most recent patent application for open scientific research on the blockchain. Reported to CCN.
As FinTech continues to reimagine new business models for finance, a high-profile financial regulator believes it can also be used to enforce derivative laws more effectively. CCN reports.
An 18-year old Indian teen has threatened to blow up Miami International Airport (MIA) as a retaliatory move for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI’s uncooperative stance to help him track down an American fraudster who duped him of $1,000 worth of bitcoin on a popular online forum. CCN reprots that.
U.S. elections drama may be dragging Augur out of the doldrums. Coindesk reports that.
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has teamed up with crowdfunding platform seriesOne to launch a compliant security token exchange in the U.S. Coindesk reports that.
"Big Four" accounting firm EY has announced a tool that it says will bring private transactions to ethereum – that's the public blockchain, not a permissioned, enterprise version of the network. Reports about it CoinDesk.
A commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) spoke positively about the potential uses for blockchain while emphasizing how his agency must respect its role in financial markets during a meeting of international regulators on Thursday.